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Olly Watts of ES Global on the Paris Olympics: ‘Even if I say so myself, it’s magnificently iconic’

The Paris Olympics emphasises sustainability by utilising 95% existing and temporary venues, continuing the legacy of innovative designs pioneered by London 2012. Ben Flatman meets the CEO of a firm that supplies temporary structures including much of the Olympic climbing centre

  • CPD 07 2024: Reducing waste in development fit-outs through fan coil solution design

  • Elevating access: Stannah integrates a 21st-century lift into a 19th-century icon

  • Grenfell’s aftermath: How fire safety diverges between the US and UK


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A decade in the making: Norton Folgate’s controversial redevelopment unveiled

Blossom Street was the focus of a vitriolic planning battle. But an architectural team led by AHMM has confounded the fears of Spitalfields residents by sensitively restoring many of the old buildings

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WA100 2024

  • WA100 2024: Architects expect patchy international growth

  • WA100 2024: The big list

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Boomers to Zoomers

  • ‘A glimpse of new horizons’: Cooke Fawcett’s reworking of Cockpit’s craft incubator

  • In pictures: GPAD’s refurbished north London pavilion

  • V&A displays children’s visions of a London cityscape adapted to climate change

  • Uxbridge Bower: Reimagining the ‘granny annexe’

  • Mae’s multi-generational living scheme: A model for inclusive community housing

  • Under The Big Roof… Charity unites generations and nurtures skills that last a lifetime

  • Building Design launches campaign focused on designing for different generations

  • Boomers to Zoomers: Designing for the Generations

  • Why we need an intergenerational approach to urban design and architecture

  • Alma-nac unveils redesign of Tooting community incubator for Business Launchpad

In Pictures

  • Squire & Partners completes Shoreditch hotel inspired by early analog computers

  • In pictures: Foster & Partners Apple store in Malaysia

  • In pictures: GPAD’s refurbished north London pavilion

  • In pictures: Scott Brownrigg’s film and TV studio in Reading

  • In pictures: Foster + Partners’ London pavilion

  • In pictures: Former Michigan Central Station reopens its doors as research and technology hub

  • In pictures: AOC’s new railway museum building in the North East

  • Uxbridge Bower: Reimagining the ‘granny annexe’

  • In pictures: dMFK completes Myo’s six-storey workplace retrofit

  • In pictures: Basha-Franklin completes refurbishment project at The Cabot


  • Londoners Making London: ‘There is a gap in physical space that creative, determined people fill’

  • Inclusion Emergency: ‘An emergency that we can no longer afford to ignore’

  • Carlos Moreno’s 15-Minute City: Visionary urbanism or just recycled ideas?

  • Creatives, Assemble! Architecture rooms at the RA Summer Exhibition 2024

  • Five Critical Essays on Architectural Ethics: A reinvigoration of ethical debate with no trigger warnings

  • Review | Carlo Scarpa: The Complete Buildings

  • From the Mauryas to the Mughals: ‘A meticulously curated window into the architectural styles of ancient India’

  • Brutalist Paris: ‘A reminder that the Paris of the future has long existed on the other side of the périphérique’

  • RIBA Principal Designer’s Guide: ‘An excellent and much needed book’

  • How to Enjoy Architecture: A Guide for Everyone

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Will Labour backbenchers turn out to be YIMBYs or NIMBYs?


The election result means many traditionally anti-development constituencies now have Labour MPs with small majorities. Will they oppose Starmer’s green belt plans? And if so will he stand up to them, asks Paul Smith.


‘Green’ places are not always the most sustainable. Can Labour square the circle on green space and urban density?

2024-07-16T05:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

Labour’s pledge to release green belt for new housing raises important questions about the balance between density and sustainability, writes Joe Holyoak

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From Miesian cool to urban discord: Why the new 1 Undershaft scheme misses the mark

2024-07-15T03:00:00+01:00By 3 comments

As developers push for more floorspace at 1 Undershaft, the historic St Andrew Undershaft church and St Helen’s Piazza face significant disruption, writes Ben Derbyshire

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Howard Bernstein: The visionary who saved Manchester


David Rudlin celebrates Howard Bernstein’s strategic foresight and the transformative projects that underscore the enduring impact of his civic leadership

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What’s stopping us from losing our skills?

2024-07-09T04:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

Has the centrality of two-dimensional representation in the built envirionment professions had its day, asks Anna Beckett

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What makes a successful new town?

2024-07-05T05:00:00+01:00By 3 comments

Samuel Hughes explores the key elements of successful new towns through history and how these lessons might inform the new government’s housing strategy


  • A decade in the making: Norton Folgate’s controversial redevelopment unveiled

  • ‘A glimpse of new horizons’: Cooke Fawcett’s reworking of Cockpit’s craft incubator

  • A harmonious blend of context and concept: Mass Studies reimagines the Serpentine Pavilion

  • Under The Big Roof… Charity unites generations and nurtures skills that last a lifetime

  • London College of Fashion strikes a pose with new campus by Allies & Morrison

  • River Wing by Witherford Watson Mann: 'This is the closest we've come to the structure being the architecture'

  • Jankes Barn by Lynch Architects: ‘We like to call it a barn non-conversion’

  • How Corstorphine & Wright are reimagining Bloomsbury's Victoria House as a life sciences hub

  • ‘A nightclub on a massive scale’: touring Populous’ £365m Co-op Live arena

  • Building study: Levitt Bernstein’s Bristol Beacon